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[audio]BookBanter Episode 022 - An Interview With Jeff VanderMeer - alex@bookbanter.net
(December 15, 2009) -- Jeff VanderMeer has done a little bit of everything, from publishing fantasy books, to editing anthologies with his wife, to going on book tours, and writing presentation tours. In his latest book, Booklife, he puts it all together and presents an insightful book for writers of every level. In the interview he talks of why he wanted to write Booklife, as well as the story of his latest fiction book, Finch, as well as the process for his wife and him when they put together ...
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[audio]Episode 34 Test - alex@bookbanter.net
Test for future episodes
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 015 - An Interview With Seanan McGuire - alex@bookbanter.net
(September 1, 2009) -- Seanan McGuire is a workaholic. In addition to a full-time day job, she is working on a number of different novels. In the interview she talks about where she got the idea for her main character, October Daye, in her first book Rosemary and Rue, as well as some of the other books she's working on, and what she likes to do for fun. [31:41]
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 012 - An Interview With Christopher Golden - alex@bookbanter.net
(July 15, 2009) -- Christopher Golden has written a number of books in the genres of horror and fantasy, as well co-authoring books with Amber Benson, Mike Mignola, and Tim Lebbon. In the interview he tooks of how he got started writing, and the different projects he's currently working on, including a young adult series under a pseudonym. [35:35]
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 019 - An Interview With Alan Jacobson - alex@bookbanter.net
(November 1, 2009) -- Alan Jacobson spent a number of years researching with FBI and has shown what he knows in his strong, female character, Karen Vail, with The 7th Victim and now Crush. In the interview he talks of how and why he researched with the FBI, where Karen Vail came from, and how accuracy in his work is most important. [39:22]
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 034 - A Selection of Book Reviews - alex@bookbanter.net
A selection of book reviews including some "From the Vault" and kids choices. "Coyote" by Allen Steele, "Reckless" by Andrew Gross, "Freedom" by Daniel Suarez, "Deep Fathom" by James Rollins, "Black Hills" by Dan Simmons, "Abarat" by Clive Barker, and "Coraline" by Neil Gaiman.
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 033 - An Interview With Justin Cronin - alex@bookbanter.net
(August 2, 2010) -- Justin Cronin is the author of The Summer Guest and Mary and O'Neil, and the first book in a epic trilogy about vampires and a post-apocaluptic world called The Passage. In the interview, Justin talks about how he got started writing, where the ideas and storylines for The Passage came from (totally worth hearing), why he began writing The Passage, who some of his influences are, and how he feels readers should handle dealing with an almost 800 page book...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 013 - An Interview With Douglas Preston - alex@bookbanter.net
(August 1, 2009) -- Douglas Preston is the bestselling author of a number of books with Lincoln Child. In this interview he talks about his latest book with Child, Cemetery Dance, the research behind the book, and the interesting writing system he and Child have when writing a book. Preston also talks a little about their next book together, as they conduct some suspicious actions for the sake of research...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 011 - An Interview With Robert J. Sawyer - alex@bookbanter.net
(July 1, 2009) -- Science fiction author, Robert J. Sawyer, has won just about every science fiction award there is. In his latest book, Wake, he explores the world of a blind girl and a sentient presence on the Internet. Find out where he got the idea for this book, how much work and research it took, and where he sees the other two books in the trilogy going. He also talks quite a bit about the ABC series adaptation of his book Flash Forward...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 006 - An Interview With Amber Benson - alex@bookbanter.net
(April 15, 2009) -- While in LA I had the chance to interview the wonderful Amber Benson, who played Tara on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She talks about her writing history, where she got the idea for Death's Daughter, and a little about the next book featuring Calliope Reaper-Jones, Cat's Claw. [23:59]
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 025 - An Interview With Cherie Priest - alex@bookbanter.net
(February 1, 2010) -- Cherie Priest is the author of the fantastic Steampunk book, Boneshaker, and in this interview talks about how she got into writing, the big reason behind wanting to write Boneshaker, what possible sequels she has planned for it, set within the same universe, and the strange things she likes to get up to in her free time. Included in the episode are the reviews for The Vikings by Robert Ferguson and The Unwritten Volume 1 by Mike Carey and Peter Gross...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 002 - An Interview With Brandon Sanderson - alex@bookbanter.net
(November 8, 2008) -- The first interviewee on BookBanter is none other than bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, of the Mistborn trilogy and The Gathering Storm with Robert Jordan. In this interview find out all about what Sanderson is doing with The Gathering Storm, how he got started writing, and what he's working on next. [29:32]
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 017 - An Interview With Kathryn Fox - alex@bookbanter.net
(October 1, 2009) -- In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, I was given opportunity to interview Australian author Kathryn Fox, all the way down under, as she shared stories of her career as medical practitioner, and how she got interested in forensic medicine, and what it was that made her turn to writing about this important subject. As Kathryn says in the interview: "We want sexual assault and domestic violence awareness to become as focused, important, and as center stage as th...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 007 - An Interview With Mary Roach - alex@bookbanter.net
(May 1, 2009) -- For the paperback release of Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, I was able to interview Mary Roach, who talked about how she got started writing such interesting books, all the work and research she had to do for Bonk (including making her and her husband's bodies available for science), and what her next book is all about. Included in the episode are the reviews for Bonk and Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 032 - An Interview With Richard Doetsch - alex@bookbanter.net
(July 15, 2010) -- Richard Doetsch is the author of the heavily researched Thieves series, including The Thieves of Heaven, The Thieves of Faith and the fortcoming Thieves of Darkness (August 24, 2010). His latest book is the thriller, The 13th Hour, telling the compelling story of a man who finds his wife dead and with the aid of a time-traveling pocket watch travels an hour back in time for twelve hours, hoping to discover his wife's killer and stop him or her before the murder is committed...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 010 - An Interview With Michael J. Sullivan - alex@bookbanter.net
(June 15, 2009) -- Michael J. Sullivan is a relatively new author to the publishing world. Find out in this episode why he stopped writing, and what it was that got him started again to get his books published in his series, The Riyria Revelations. Included in the episode are the reviews for the first two books in the series, The Crown Conspiracy and Avempartha. [33:57]
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 003 - A Selection of Book Reviews - alex@bookbanter.net
(January 15, 2009) -- This episode features twelve book reviews, including: The Terror by Dan Simmons, The 7th Victim by Alan Jacobson, The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling, and The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. [38:27]
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 017 - An Interview With Kathryn Fox - alex@bookbanter.net
(October 1, 2009) -- In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month, I was given opportunity to interview Australian author Kathryn Fox, all the way down under, as she shared stories of her career as medical practitioner, and how she got interested in forensic medicine, and what it was that made her turn to writing about this important subject. As Kathryn says in the interview: "We want sexual assault and domestic violence awareness to become as focused, important, and as center stage as th...
Downloads: 3
[audio]BookBanter Episode 024 - An Interview With S. G. Browne - alex@bookbanter.net
(January 15, 2010) -- S. G. Browne's debut novel is all about what would if you woke up one day and you were a zombie. How would you be treated and perceived by friends, family, and society. In the interview, Browne talks about where the idea for Breathers came from and how he made the effort not to read other zombie fiction and works, as well as how much work it took to get Breathers published. He also talks about what he's working on next...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 020 - An Interview With Garth Nix - alex@bookbanter.net
(November 15th, 2009) -- Garth Nix has written a number of bestselling children's books and in this interview talks about what got him into writing, how he ended up writing more books in the Old Kingdom Series, and how he treats his writing like a day job, going to the office during regular hours. The first of four interviews recorded at the World Fantasy Convention. Included in the episode are the reviews Dreams of the Dead by Thomas Randall, Flesh by Richard Laymon, and The Box by Richard Math...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 004 - An Interview With Dan Simmons - alex@bookbanter.net
(March 1, 2009) -- In this episode I had the chance to meet and interview Dan Simmons at a signing. He talks about what got him into writing, where the idea for Drood came from, and how much work and research it took, as well as some info on his next novel, Black Hills. [30:49]
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 027 - An Interview With Seth Grahame-Smith - alex@bookbanter.net
(March 1, 2010) -- Seth Grahame-Smith is the author of the internationally bestselling, run-away success novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. In the interview he talks about how he was given this concept for a book and the work it took to create it, as well as discussing his new book, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and where the idea for that book came from. Grahame-Smith also talks about other projects he is working, what his writing schedule is like, and whether he'd like to be a vampire ...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 016 - An Interview With Mike Carey - alex@bookbanter.net
(September 15, 2009) -- Mike Carey, apart from being a graphic novel writer of such popular series as Lucifer and Hellblazer, has also penned a number of novels in a continuing series involving his main character, the exorcist, Felix Castor. In this interview he talks about where Castor came from, his new comic book series, The Unwritten, and the ancient dinosaur of a computer he writes on. [30:12]
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 018 - An Interview With Joe Schreiber - alex@bookbanter.net
(October 15, 2009) -- Joe Schreiber is a horror writer with some dark secrets to tell in his recent books, No Doors No Windows, and Star Wars Deathtroopers. In the interview he talks of how he got started writing, how he landed the job of writing a Star Wars novel about zombies, how he researched the novel, and what he's working on next. Included in the episode are the reviews The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Distant Early Warnings edited by Robert J...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 030 - An Interview With Katharine Beutner - alex@bookbanter.net
(May 15, 2010) -- Katharine Beutner's first novel, Alcestis, is set in Mycenaean Greece. Alcestis is a princess from Greek mythology, made popular in the Euripides play of the same name. Alcestis sacrifices herself in place of her husband and is taken to Hades, where she is soon rescued. Beutner gives the reader Alcestis's viewpoint, what she went through and how she felt. In the interview, Beutner talks about why she wanted to write this book, how she got it published, and how much research she...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 014 - An Interview With Josh Neufeld - alex@bookbanter.net
(August 16, 2009) -- We will never forget the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans and Louisiana. In the graphic novel, AD New Orleans After the Deluge, Josh Neufeld tells the story of six people who survived the catastrophe. In the interview he talks about where he got the idea for the book, how he found the people to tell their stories, and what he hopes people will get from reading his book...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 021 - An Interview With Ken Scholes - alex@bookbanter.net
(December 5, 2009) -- Ken Scholes is the author of Lamentation and Canticle, the first two in his Psalms of Isaak series. In the interview he talks about the events that led him to publishing his first novel, where sees the rest of the series going, other projects he's working on, and how his life has been changed for the better with twins. The second of four interviews recorded at the World Fantasy Convention...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 026 - An Interview With David Grann - alex@bookbanter.net
(February 15, 2010) -- David Grann is a staff writer for the New Yorker, who pens fascinating articles about the mysterious and unusual. In this interview his talks about his book, released last year, The Lost City of Z, about one of the world's last explorers -- an Indiana Jones type -- who disappeared in the Amazon. He also talks about his process for writing articles, where the ideas come from and how he researches them, as well as discussing his new book Sherlock Holmes and the Madman, colle...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 008 - An Interview With Daniel Suarez - alex@bookbanter.net
(May 15, 2009) -- Find out what Daniel Suarez's background is and why he wanted to write the techno-thriller Daemon, what sort of research it required, and what he plans to do in the sequel, Freedom. [30:32]
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 031 - An Interview With Cory Doctorow - alex@bookbanter.net
(June 15, 2010) -- Cory Doctorow keeps himself busy with his nonstop writing and publishing of books, his many blog postings, the work he does for Boing Boing, as well as raising a child. He is the author of a number of books including Little Brother and Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom. His latest books are Makers for adults and For the Win for young adults.In this interview, Cory Doctorow talks about what is was that got him into writing, how he got started with Boing Boing, where he got his ...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 029 - An Interview with Penny Arcade - alex@bookbanter.net
(April 2, 2010) -- The great minds behind the successful online comic, Penny Arcade, discuss how they come up with ideas for their comic, what the process entails, what's Child's Play, what one can expect when attending one of their conventions, and what their new book -- The Splendid Magic of Penny Arcade -- is all about.
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 001 - Premier Episode - alex@bookbanter.net
(October 13, 2008) -- This first episode of the BookBanter podcast features fourteen book reviews, including Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones, Clapton: The Autobiography by Eric Clapton, The Living Dead edited by John Joseph Adams, and Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik. [32:26]
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 028 - An Interview With Kim Stanley Robinson - alex@bookbanter.net
(March 15, 2010) -- Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of the award winning Mars trilogy, as well as The Year of Rice and Salt. In this interview he talks about his new book, Galileo's Dream, where he got the idea for the book, what sort of research it took, and how it was exactly written. He explains his process in writing and what his favorite part of writing and publishing is. He also talks about what he likes to get up to in his spare time, and hints at what his next novel will be about...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 005 - An Interview With Bernard Cornwell - alex@bookbanter.net
(April 1, 2009) -- In this episode I had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite authors, who I grew up reading. Bernard Cornwell talks about how he got into writing, why he wanted to write Agincourt, and hints at what he's working on next. Included in the episode are a number of reviews, including the new translation of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, Contagious by Scott Sigler, The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes, and The Thing About Life is That One Day You'll Be Dead by Dav...
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[audio]BookBanter Episode 023 - An Interview With Guy Gavriel Kay - alex@bookbanter.net
(January 1, 2010) -- Guy Gavriel Kay is the bestselling author of a number of historical fiction novels including Tigana and The Lions of Al-Rassan. In the interview he talks all about his latest book, Under Heaven, set in medieval China, how he researched the subject, how he thinks it will be perceived by Asian audiences, and his whole process when researching and writing a book. He also picks his favorite world, out of all his books, to live in...
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